The Truffle Hunters

audience Reviews

, 77% Audience Score
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    No substance. No story. Particularly uninformative for a documentary. I was so excited to see this film after reading the premise, but I couldn't have been more disappointed as I walked out of the theater. If a film is to rely solely on beautiful imagery and lighting, the cinematography should at least be flawless. This was not. Some shots, or the length thereof, made me question their value to the audience. Sure, strapping a camera to a dog seems like a fun idea, but that footage really should have been pared down. Skip this film and go enjoy a dish with truffles. It will be a much more rewarding experience.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    If your idea of a great movie is car chases, comic book heroes, and explosions, this movie may not be for you. "The Truffle Hunters" is more like standing in front of a great painting or spending an afternoon at a wonderful art museum. It has moments that are as moving and as beautiful as anything I have seen this year.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    The interaction between Man and Dog is worth the price of admission! Beautiful part of Italy!
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Entirely unique. The cast of characters are quirky and driven. The economics of hunting/distribution/consuming is a little unclear. The dogs upstage the people as you might expect.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    There was no plot. Its more of a documentary than anything. Basically follows four older men as they hunt truffles. Zero storyline
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    We enjoyed this film thoroughly! It was poignant, warm, interesting, beautiful, intriguing and engaging. A wonderful way to spend a little over an hour in an outdoor venue (Loft Theater, Tucson) on a lovely summer evening. I highly recommend this film to anyone needing a little "comfort food" entertainment.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    I wished there were more interludes of music, some more little snippets of women, and a more developed story. The movie was more of a downer than I was anticipating. A number of the scenes were authentic masterpiece frames of art, especially with the snow as the feature. Sun still frames are absolutely gorgeous!
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Very informative and not filmed in the traditional sense. Very enjoyable
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    A charming documentary. Lovely slice of life story telling in the Italian Piedmont.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    Interesting documentary but quite slow with very little explanation of what was going on and why.